The Community of Madrid will pay the full treatment for that smoking chronically ill people stop tobacco

MADRID, (EUROPA PRESS) The autonomous Community of Madrid financeá one hundred percent the treatment to stop the tobacco to which they subject smokers who are sick cr’nicos to través of the disbursement of a mill’ve euros to buy chewing gum, lozenges and nicotine patches, and drug replacement therapy, such nicotine, as the already extended bupropi’n, and the newly released, and with great prospects, varenicline.

Así is contained in the document today firm’ the councillor for Health and Consumption, Manuel Lamela, with companies scientific’specific madrile&bath;ace of Neumología and surgery, laser treatmentíTorácica, Family and Community Medicine, Rural Medicine and General practitioner, así as with the Society Espa&bath;wave of Specialists in Smoking, and the Farmacéuticos Community of Madrid. Specifically, in the document signed supports the funding’n of the treatments for smoking cessation in the case of severely ill patients as those who have ailments caused by smoking (COPD or cardiovascular disease) and patologías aggravated by smoking (bronchial asthma and other respiratory problems), así as-smoking, with a heavy reliance or problems psíquicos. It is estimated that the project will benefitá 30 per cent of smokers who re&number;nen these criteria médoctors, and which beán included in the program of deshabituaci’n a través of the Network Query of Smoking, which currently está composed of 36, of which 16 are in the services of neumolog’to hospitals madrile&bath;os. COMMUNITY AUTNOMA PIONEER Of this form, Madrid becomes the first Administration’n p&number;public espa&bath;wave that covers this type of treatment, which, according to experts, are the méall más effective for the deshabituaci’re tabáquica, with figures of abandonment at around 50 percent. In this respect, Lamela&bath;’ it, "to promote the funding’n of the treatments farmacol’meteorological to stop smoking, the Community of Madrid, with más de 6 millions de espa&bath;oles, gives a step modélico in the health care system p&number;public, and placed at the head of the few government agencies worldwide that earmarked funds p&number;property for the treatment of this disease, as high mortality occurs". The Community of Madrid seeíto offer free treatment for smoking cessation to health professionals, teachers and officials since mid-2005. The enlargement’n of this provision’n for non-smokers sick cr’nicos supposed to move in this same línea of work, that is completeá with the funding’n of the treatments to the people’s a general, and, this time, three bands (between own smoking, the entrepreneurs and the Administration’n at the regional level). NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR THE UNIT OF TOBACCO, The document scientificífico is firm’ in the Specialized Unit of Tobacco (UET) of the regi’n, whose facilities were inaugurated today by the minister of Health and Consumption, who, I announced’ the implementation of a teléfono of information’n coordinated by the cited agency. Located on calle Marqués de Marcenado, coordinates the Network Query of Smoking, and is the reference unit specialized in the care and treatment of smoking in the Community of Madrid. The UET is a pioneer in Espa&bath;in addressing smoking from a visi’n comprehensive: assistance and treatment to the smoker, the training’n of health personnel, and research’re. In its facilities you carry out the programmes to quit smoking by a méall personalized with group therapy and follow-up peri’physician of the patient. During the past, a&bath;or, when teníto its headquarters in the Center of Specialities Brothers GarcíNoblejas, near the House of the Currency, the UET atendi’ 760-smoking rooms and records’ (más 4,000 consultations médicas with to doing’n cooximetr’s, espirometr’s and other determinations, analíticas. Además, imparti’ courses in training’re in the diagnosis’guide and treatment of smoking, in collaboration’n with the Agency’n Entralgo, targeting different health professionals of the Community of Madrid. LOW NUMBER OF SMOKERS All of these initiatives are framed in the Regional Plan of Prevention’n & Tobacco Control, which coordinates the Path’n General Health P&number;public of and Power’n, whose developments include the continued decline in the n&number;number of smokers in the region’n, which represent around 29 per cent of the population under the’no. S&number;n data of the regional Government, the prevalence of regular smokers between the ages of 18 and 64-a&bath;os has increased from 36.3 per cent in 2004 to assume the 34.8 per cent in 2005 and 32.7 percent in 2006. With respect to the population’re between the ages of 15 and 16&years, the consumption has been reduced, from 21 percent in 2004 to 15.8 percent in 2005 and 14 percent in 2006.